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"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Hey Sage, I'm new to this forum so thats probably why you wont know who the hell I am, but I just wanted give some input. Although I dont agree with all of the spending Obama has done, I have to ask you the question, how do you propose we get out of this recession without raising taxes and spending? Also he came into office with the motor industry in shambles, a shaky housing market, and a stumbling economy. We were one more failed bank away from a recession. So no he has not improved the unemployment rate, but you have to give him his credit where it is due. Without his actions who knows how much worse off we would have been, also check Ronald Reagan's record, his policies worked in the short term but screwed us over in the long term, and while alienating middle and low class families, and adding to our national Dept. But lets not argue over apple's and oranges, instead lets think of solutions, what are some suggestions for improving our economy.
You can answer your own question regarding how to grow the economy with your own personal finances. If you have less take home pay because of higher taxes do you spend more or less money? If everyone's take home pay is less where is the demand for products and services to create jobs?
As for the govt. stop buying what Obama tells you because he has yet to be right on any prediction. Obama should have focused in the private sector not the public sector and we would be creating jobs today just like Reagan created. 18 months after the Reagan recession was over unemployment had dropped from 10.8% to 7+%. Obama's has dropped a half percent. Obama bailed out unions and teachers not the private sector and our economy is based upon private sector growth.
Reagan took office with a 900 billion dollar debt and left it at 2.6 trillion or a 1.7 trillion dollar increase. Reagan never had a Republican Congress. Obama took office with a 10.0 trillion dollar debt and in 2 years increased that to 13.6 trillion or 3.6 trillion dollars. Which debt would you prefer?
The best solution to our problems is growing the private sector through incentives, lower the corporate tax rates, provide greater tax cuts to the American people, cut the size and scope of the Federal Govt. A good start.
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